Posts in Nutrition
How to Embrace Your Vata Dosha and Feel Grounded AF

Vata doshas can get a bad reputation for being flighty, distracted, and “all over the place,” but this isn’t the case 100 percent of the time. No one wants to feel unfocused and unreliable. Embrace your energetic spirit while being self-aware and prepared to counteract any vata imbalances that come up.

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Are you suffering from Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome is when, regardless of how well you perform at something or your credentials, you fear that those around you are going to judge you or "call you out" on not knowing what you're talking about. That you're a fraud. That you're actually not good at all at what you do. Prior to listening to this podcast episode, I don't think I would have used this phrase to describe myself. After it, I was easily convinced.

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Preparing for My First WHOLE30 This Summer

I write this post with a lot of emotion because regardless of what I look like or what YOU think I look like or what YOU think I eat, I am frustrated. I'm frustrated when I don't know what I "can" or "should" eat so I'll feel my best. I'm frustrated when I feel like I should pass on something and I give in and eat it anyway (and then am annoyed because of it)...

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Sometimes you just need to DO THE THING!

And I feel like at this point in my life, my health, and my career, it's time to just DO THE THING. And I'm completing my first WHOLE 30 with the intention of releasing the eating habits that I feel "addicted to" and to figure out exactly which foods I'm sensitive to with a proper reintroduction plan (more on that later).

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The Hardest Part About Being a Health Coach (It's Not What You'd Think)

Sometimes my clients are inconsistent or we disagree. But that’s not the hardest part about what I do. I became certified as a health counselor many years ago because it's in my SOUL to help others figure out this absolutely crazy, confusing, and contradicting world of natural wellness and nutrition. It is confusing. I've changed my mind, my perspective, my programs and offers because I learned more. And here’s what I found.

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Changing this one silly little word can change your entire day

Sometimes it's harder to do the things that matter, the things that are good for us. It's really ALL in how we look at it. And something that literally changed my life about a year ago was switching that ONE phrase, "have to", to the phrase "get to."

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Commit to What You Really Want, and How You Talk About It

Do you ever struggle with whether or not to "let yourself off the hook" and skip the gym or have an extra cookie? Or are you being too easy on yourself and giving up on your healthy eating efforts? You could say that you are trying to do something, you're wishing for something to happen, you could or should be doing something. But shoulds aren't going to get you very far.

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Defining a Plant-Based Diet and Why It's a Big Deal

A vegan diet also includes food products that may not be super healthy, but still don’t have any form of animal product in them, like vegan cookies. You can call it what you want, but these days, a vegan cookie isn’t exactly considered a plant-based, whole food.

A whole-foods plant-based diet consists of foods that come from the earth, in their whole form. You can practice a plant-based diet, which means that you eat mostly foods that are plants like seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. And guess what, you can eat this way and actually…yes…get “enough” protein in your diet.

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Not everyone is going to get "you..." (and that's ok)

Not everyone is going to like that you say no to their invitations to hangout with certain groups. Not everyone is going to support you quitting your job or even who you decide to live with or marry. It's ok not to please everyone around you and it's ok to disagree with someone you love. What does matter? That you believe in you and your choices.

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Ideal Herbal Supplements for Today's Mama

About 6 months ago, I came across a company no one seems to have heard of, a little plant-based herbal company with SUPER clean herbal blends that support an endless number of health concerns, everything from inflammation to digestion support to hormonal balancing and increasing energy. These specifically have found to be ideal for almost every woman I know, especially moms.

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What to Do Differently for Your 2019 Goals

So what's the plan? Are you still on a veggie-loving health kick? (Actually, I am, and I'm not doing so bad) What are your intentions for this year? Do you have any? Or have you already stopped whatever you planned to do 10 days ago
I've definitely wanted to stop. But here’s how I push through…

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Thinking Kind Thoughts

But sometimes, the moments or days that I spent pondering my experiences, my relationships, my successes and what I want to be when I grow up, sometimes, these moments get a little dark. The ability to be authentic and real and connect with others and share my gifts and make a living, while being a mother, a wife, having time for myself, a creative outlet and just enjoying life, sometimes feels nearly impossible.

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What AM I Actually Eating This Month?

So when you cut out all stimulants like sugar and alcohol (let’s be clear, I’m definitely allowing my 6 glasses to be spread out throughout the month, and I’m eating all fruit, dried pitted dates, organic honey and maple syrup), and dairy and gluten…some of you may be saying, what’s left? I’ll break it down for you as to what I’m actually eating.

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My Crazy Self-Inflicted Eating Plan for January

This month, I needed to give my body a break. I was finding that not only was I struggling with some digestive distress that needed healing, but that I was really addicted to certain foods and I wanted a clean break. Now, it’s only day 4, so I may be coming to you in a week totally cranky and freaking out in “need” of some type of cheese or chocolate, but at the moment, I’m doing alright.

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Prepping for Your New Year's Resolution Mindset

When it comes to considering your vitamins, supplements, and powders, I want you to rethink what you've been using and consider upleveling what you are putting into your precious body. I did, and I have learned so much. I found a company that I could partner with that was not only totally clean, pure, and plant-based, but that was affordable.

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5 Immune Boosting Tips to Keep You Healthy Through the Holidays

Although it’s not always guaranteed that you can avoid getting sick, you can improve your immune system so that you can bypass it more often than not, as well as make your experience less intense if you do end up getting sick. Here are a few of my top go-to ideas for supporting your immune system that you can start right away.

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